Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Whittaker vs Till?
Robert Whittaker beat Darren Till by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC Fight Island 3, on Saturday 25th July 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Robert Whittaker.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Whittaker vs Till stats
Robert Whittaker stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.
Darren Till made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 2 loses and 1 draw, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Till had advantage in power over Whittaker, with a 56% knock out percentage over Whittaker's 45%.
Robert Whittaker was the older man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Till had 1-inch reach advantage.
Whittaker was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 3 years and 11 months earlier than Till, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 8 more professional rounds, 66 to Till's 58.
Whittaker vs Till form
Robert Whittaker had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Jared Cannonier at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had defeated Darren Till at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 on 5th October 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.
Before that, he had beat Yoel Romero at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by split decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago, United States.
He had won against Yoel Romero at UFC 213 on 8th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Whittaker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
Till's last 2 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 11 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.